Each Nominating Committee has prepared a brief set of minutes to record and summarize their decision. These minutes will be available from the IPA on request to [email protected].


On 15 March 2021, all IPA Members ‘in good standing’* on or before 31 January 2021 will be invited to vote on the candidates listed on the slates (plus any candidates nominated by petition). Voting will close on 30 April 2021. The results will be communicated to all IPA Societies in May 2021 and will be formally announced by the President at the time of the Business Meeting at the 2021 Congress.



(Candidates are listed in alphabetical order)


Candidates for Board Representative from Europe:


Juan Francisco Artaloytia (Madrid Psychoanalytical Association)

Rachel Blass (Israel Psychoanalytic Society)

Sören Broms (Swedish Psychoanalytical Association) [this candidate subsequently withdrew]

Lesley Caldwell (British Psychoanalytic Association)

Bernard Chervet (Paris Psychoanalytical Society)

Ingo Focke (German Psychoanalytical Society)

Dimitris-James Jackson (Hellenic Psychoanalytical Society)

Luisa Masina (Italian Psychoanalytical Society)

Vic Sedlak (British Psychoanalytical Society)

Gàbor Szönyi (Hungarian Psychoanalytical Society)

Conceição Tavares de Almeida (Portuguese Society of Psychoanalysis)

Alexander Uskov (Moscow Psychoanalytic Society)


Candidates for Board Representative from Latin America:


Gleda Brandão Araújo (Psychoanalytic Society of Mato Grosso do Sul)

Anette Blaya Luz (Porto Alegre Psychoanalytical Society)

Claudia Borensztejn (Asociación Psicoanalítica Argentina)

Eduardo Gastelumendi (Peru Psychoanalytic Society)

Mariano Horenstein (Asociación Psicoanalítica de Córdoba)

Alicia Irma Briseño Medoza (Psychoanalytic Society of Mexico)

Patricio Peñailillo (Asociación Psicoanalítica Chilena)

Maria Alejandra Rey (Sociedad Argentina de Psicoanálisis)

Jani Santamaria (Asociación Psicoanalítica Mexicana)

Laura Verissimo de Posadas (Uruguayan Psychoanalytical Association)

Silvia Wajnbuch (Asociación Psicoanalítica de Buenos Aires)

Candidates for Board Representative from North America:


Louis Brunet (Canadian Psychoanalytic Society)

Paula Ellman (Contemporary Freudian Society)

Jonathan House (APsaA)

Sue Kolod (APsaA)

Carmela Perez (APsaA)

Jeffrey Prager (APsaA)

Britt-Marie Schiller (APsaA)

Mark Smaller (APsaA)

Randi Wirth (Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research)


In accordance with IPA Rule 9, Section B (1) e., there is still the possibility for further nominations to be submitted by the membership:


Nominations by Petition of IPA Members.  A candidate for President, President-Elect or Treasurer may be nominated by a written petition of at least 150 Members (50 from each Geographical Area).  A candidate for Representative may be nominated by a written petition of at least 100 Members from the respective Geographic Area (with not more than 50 from any Constituent Organization or, in the case of the Regional Association, of any of its Affiliate Societies).  Nominations by petition must be accompanied by the written consent of the nominee and actually received by the Vice President by the end of November of the year preceding a Congress.


All nominations by petition must be addressed to Sergio Nick, IPA Vice President, and be received by the IPA office (by email to [email protected], or by post to Unit B, Book House, 261a City Road, London EC1V 1AH, UK) by 30 November 2020. Nominations by petition must be accompanied by a list of the appropriate number of names (as stated in the paragraph above). Nominations by petition received after 30 November cannot be accepted.



*Definition of ‘In Good Standing’:

The expression ‘in good standing’ shall apply:

  1. to those Constituent Organizations from which the IPA has received the dues of all their Members in full by 31 December for any calendar year, or 
  2. to those Members of Constituent Organizations from whom the IPA has received their dues in full by 31 December for any calendar year, or 
  3. to those Direct Members from whom the IPA has received their dues in full by 31 December for any calendar year, or 
  4. to any Constituent Organizations or Direct Members who received and complied with special payment arrangements agreed with the Treasurer, whereby some or all of their dues for the calendar year or any prior years are not yet payable on 31 December.  A Constituent Organization which does not comply with special payment terms agreed with the Treasurer will not be regarded as ‘in good standing’.